As a part of the Science communication program of KKT, Imphal, the first interaction program of the lecture series entitled “Khangminashi” was conducted on 10th May 2018 at the premises of Comprehensive Concept School, Imphal. Dr Thokchom Dewan Singh, Scientist, AERB, Mumbai, Govt of India and Regional Chairman, SFAT, NE India, grace the function as the resource person. He interacted with the students of the school (around 100) and enlightened them with the safety aspects and regulatory norms of Atomic energy. He also mention about various opportunities provided by the Govt of India for an exciting career in Science and Technology.
Dr L Jaideva Singh, Director, KKT, Imphal talk about the objectives of the centre and the ultimate needs of setting up a state of art research facilities in the state considering the vast biodiversity and natural resources available in the state.
Mr Bicky and Mr Kelvin, present students of IISER, Pune also interact with the students of the school and mention about the different ways to enter IISER. They also mention that very few applicants from the North Eastern states apparently due to lack of information. Considering the competitive nature of the selection procedure of IISER, they emphasized on the need to prepare the aspirants right from a very early stage and further stresses on the need to propagate awareness through awareness programs.
The interaction program was conducted to have a better interaction of the school students with the professional in the field of Science and Technology working all around the world. KKT, Imphal was set up as an Advanced Research Centre through a joint collaboration of The Longjam Trust, Khumbong and The Meitram Foundation, Imphal.
The press release was sent to Kanglaonline by Dr L Jaideva Singh, Director, KKT, Imphal. He can be contacted at kanglei(dot)thijnyon(at)gmail(dot)com.